It was supposed to be a shining example of the green movement -- a completely independent solar-powered house with no gas or electrical hookups.If this is an example of The Messiah's "green economy", it's looking like a pretty cold and dark place. And bloody expensive, too - $900,000.00 for an 800 square foot house!
Seven months ago, officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the $900,000 house owned by the city of Troy that was to be used as an educational tool and meeting spot.
But it never opened to the public. And it remains closed.
Frozen pipes during the winter caused $16,000 in damage to floors, and city officials aren't sure when the house at the Troy Community Center will open.
19 May 2009
The Green Economy Meets Reality.
And reality gets the upper hand: